JOHANN CHRISTOPH GRAUPNER (1683-1760): Overtures in D Minor for 3 Chalumeaux and Orchestra, in B Flat for Chalumeau and Orchestra & in F for 2 Chalumeaux and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 08J027
Label: Pierre Verany
Description: Thirteen years ago, these scores were edited from manuscript for this recording. Soprano, alto tenor and bass chalumeaux are used, the clarinet ancestor's variety of color making for striking sonorities and richness of sound in these works, not without pre-Classical elements, which date from 1735-43. Jean-Claude Veilhan, Yves Testu, Florence Jacquemart (chalumeaux), Ensemble Mensa Sonora. Original 1994 release.